Wednesday, August 10th, 2016


Clinton: Trump 'crossed the line' with gun comment

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, August 10, sternly warned her Republican presidential rival Donald Trump about his “casual inciting” of violence, saying his startling remarks suggesting gun rights supporters could act against her “crossed the line.” It was the Democratic nominee’s most forceful denunciation after Trump caused … Source: Politics

Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Costa Rica on Wednesday, August 10, expressed “concern” at neighboring Panama deciding to allow migrants to cross their common border, as it struggles with thousands of migrants blocked on its own territory. “We are concerned that the migratory flow is increasing and now we have … Source: Politics

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, August 11

What’s the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler’s  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Here is a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, August 11, due to rains brought by a low … Source: Politics

Brazil's Rousseff doomed to impeachment – analysts

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Only a miracle can save recession-hit Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff from being sacked for good now that senators have voted to open an impeachment trial , analysts say. The scandal is expected to end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s biggest … Source: Politics

PH swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi eliminated from Rio Olympics

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Philippine Olympian swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi was eliminated during the heats round of the women’s swimming 100-meters freestyle competition of the 2016 Rio Olympics on Wednesday, August 10 (Thursday, Manila time) at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Alkhaldi, 23, finished 3rd … Source: Politics

Wenceslao: Three controversies

THIS should be the most hectic week for President Rodrigo Duterte since assumed his post more than a month ago. He has invited at least three controversies not only for a decision he has made but also for his outbursts this week and last week. I just hope that, like in his failed unilateral ceasefire move directed at the National Democratic Front (NDF), he would learn his lessons fast. Source: Local News

Seares: What the mouth has to do with due process

“What due process, ulol. I am not a judge.” “Yong due process has nothing to do with my mouth. Walang proceedings dito.” — Separate statements of President Duterte after he publicly shamed illegal drugs suspects PRESIDENT Duterte may have come up with a novel defense to criticisms that he violated due process when he linked to illegal drugs last July 14 active and retired police officers, then last Aug. 7 mayors, vice mayors and judges. Source: Local News

Espinoza: Knee-jerk reaction?

UNDER our statutes and most importantly our 1987 Constitution, every person enjoys the presumption of innocence until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt of a crime charged. Former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama and those in the list that President Duterte exposed as drug coddlers don’t have to defend themselves because they are presumed innocent. The law does not prevent them though from voluntarily confessing to their crime. Source: Local News

Editorial: Napolcom hits back

JUST a few days after seemingly gloating over the inclusion of his political rival Michael Rama in the “narco list” of personalities that President Rodrigo Duterte linked to the illegal drugs trade, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña got his own version of a slap. The National Police Commission (Napolcom) announced that it has withdrawn his deputation as Napolcom’s representative in the city. Source: Local News

Briones: News trend

DRUG-RELATED fatal shootings involving operatives were few and far between. From 1997, when I first joined the editorial team of Sun.Star Cebu, to last June, such stories were automatically splashed on the first page as the day’s banner or, at the very least, relegated to the second page. But that has changed. Since July 1, drug-related fatal shootings have become a daily occurrence to the point of being mundane. These have become so common that the violence is no longer considered headline-grabbing. Even when there is more than one fatality.Read More